John 1:43-51 When a person senses a call to ministry in the ELCA, one of the first things they are required to do is sit before a board of people made up of members of the Bishop staff, the Bishop, pastors, and lay persons, called the Candidacy Committee in order to “prove” they are an … More Come and See!
Mark 1:4-11 In his book entitled, “Peculiar Treasures: A Biblical Who’s who”, pastor/theologian, Frederick Buechner, expands upon what scripture tells us about John the Baptist. He writes; “John the Baptist didn’t fool around. He lived in the wilderness around the Dead Sea. He subsisted on a starvation diet, and so did his disciples. He wore … More Baptism of our Lord, 2018
John 1:1-14 A few weeks ago our office assistant, Debby, came to my office and asked if she could take Gabrielle shopping after work with her granddaughter, Alyssa, to buy a dress for Christmas. With no meeting that night, thinking it would be fun to go along, that evening, the four of us, along with … More Christmas Day 2017
Advent 2017 — Who will separate us from the love of Christ? A homily given by Dee Lockman to the St. James Congregation December 13, 2017 Romans 8 26 Likewise the spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very spirit intercedes with sighs … More Advent Midweek 2, 2017
ADVENT 2017- OPPORTUNITY FOR A NEW BEGINNING – MAKE STRAIGHT THE PATHS A Homily Given by Tom and Barbara Vossler to the St. James Congregation December 6th, 2017 (Tom) They were born and spent their early life in Tunigen, a small village in the duchy of Wurttemberg, a Lutheran stronghold in Catholic dominated Southern … More Advent Midweek 1, 2017
Matthew 25:31-46 This weekend, here at St. James, alongside of Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans, and other Protestant churches across the globe, we observe the Feast day of Christ the King. It is the observance of the final Sunday of Ordinary Time, the period of time in the Church calendar outside our major seasons, just before we … More Christ the King
Matthew 5:1-12 All Saints 2017 What is a saint? In his book entitled, “Lives of the Saints”, late Catholic priest and Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, Rev. Richard McBrein, describes that, “Saints are holy people. Because God alone is holy, to be a saint is to participate in, and to be … More Blessed are the saints